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The Hero Ranch Kitchen, Saratoga, CA

The Hero Ranch Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1808 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Cabana dining is a request, not a guarantee.
All reservations are made online at Open Table. All reservations are made online & subject to a $30 cancellation fee if not cancelled 24 hours prior to reservation.
Reservations can not be combined to form larger parties.
We allow a 15 min grace period, from your reservation time to be "running late" or to be sat at a table.
We have set forth dining times allotted for each party, they are as follows:
- For parties of 2 we have reserved 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- For parties of 4 we have reserved 2 hours.
- For parties of 5-6 we have reserved 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Inclement weather conditions may affect our ability to provide a comfortable outdoor dining experience. If extreme weather is forecast, reservations may be canceled the morning or afternoon of the booking date.
If you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact our guest relations team at info@theheroranch.com

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (669) 267-3183

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    For catering information please e-mail info@theheroranch.com

  • Private party facilities

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga

  • Cross street

    Big Basin Way/Highway 9

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,808 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    American

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Food

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Value

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

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  1. PS

    PatriciaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was very good, timely, pleasant and helpful. Food was outstanding! Hot food was hot, cold food cold. Everything was prepared to order, properly seasoned and lovely presentation. Strongly recommend. Also, Hero Ranch does not "mark-up" their wines and offers a very good selection either by the glass or bottle. Cocktails were well made and prepared in a timely manner. I will definitely go back to Hero Ranch Kitchen.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall, the food was very good and ample portions. Good variety and something for everyone. The gnocchi was a bit of a miss. Service was okay, but not great. Orders were forgotten and sometimes hard to get attention of wait staff. However, they were polite. We sat in an annex dining area that was drafty and not especially nice. It was a pretty cold evening with a blast of cold air every time the door opened. On the plus side all wine is sold without markup and there is no corkage fee. Tab was $360 for 4 with only 3 drinks and no dessert. I would expect a bit more for that price. Food is very good, but service and ambiance could use some work.
  3. g

    gaycrawford

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations are a must. It's not easy to get in, so plan ahead. Open Table worked better than usual in getting into Hero Ranch this time. Last night (Sunday), the restaurant and outdoor tables were all full. We sat outside and while it was cold, their heaters were great and the restaurant provides blankets! I love the halibut, wedge salad; our guests had appetizers and salads (Sushi bites, Thai Taco Trio - with extra taco and salmon sushi) and persimmon salad. They even changed out the arugula with Romaine lettuce. We were treated to a delicious birthday caramel sundae popcorn birthday dessert. One doesn't feel you're being ripped off by wine costs, since wine is at retail cost (brilliant move by owners). Miranda did a good job in serving. All in all
  4. KJ

    KenJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The staff is amazing m, the food is good, but their outside heaters kept breaking and it made for an uncomfortable dining experience
  5. KD

    KatieD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    This is my second try for this place. It just isn’t very good and especially for the price. The salad and appetizers were better than the steak. My steak was cold on the inside, my sons burger was burnt, our wedge salad had barely any dressing, long time between appetizers and entrees. The waygu steak is not very good. Very chewy, almost choked and way too much truffle flavor. We were seated in like this back room where the employees were eating, talking and their bathroom was located. Not a great experience. Won’t be back here, gave it two tries.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Very chill and gave a free desert
  7. AJ

    AnnJeffreys

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    IT was a very cold night and while blankets were provided, a few more heaters would be welcome. I wore gloves until food arrived. The kind waitress brought me a lovely cup of hot water with fresh lemon. The food, (sausage stuffed mushrooms and a hamburger) while tasty must have been loaded with MSG both my husband and myself suffered most of the night from the effects, not to mention waking up to gulp a glass of water several times. The bread pudding promised an orange liqueur soaked brioche had no liqueur we could taste. The tiny piece was also buried under to much whipped cream. It did seem everyone around us loved their food...it seemed most ordered one of the steaks...and the salads looked beautiful. Even though it was crowded, even on a Sunday evening, it was not loud and sounded like a happy place. The Prisoner wine was excellent.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on November 15, 2022Hi Ann! Thank you for your review. We apologize for the cold, as it is out of our control. We provide blankets & heaters but are restricted by the Santa Clara County Fire Marshall. I would like to address that we do NOT put MSG in any of our food. We pride ourselves on fresh ingredients that are prepared daily - perhaps it was something else that you consumed throughout the day. My owner would like to be in touch with you. Can you call him directly. Angelo Heropoulos 408-613-7772

  8. v

    vinfille

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous in every way!
  9. H

    Heidi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. Great vibe, perfect for a date or celebrating something special. Every time the menu changes, I’ve found something I loved.
  10. R

    Rooster

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes, Saturday night was a little cold but the excellent food offset the cold. We shared a lamb chop appetizer and beet salad. My wife had the seafood gnocchi and I had the rib eye. Both were cooked to perfection. We shared a butter cake for desert. Johnathon R. was our waiter and he added to a wonderful evening, Will be back but when the weather gets a little warmer.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you back!

  11. JL

    JasonL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant - nice outdoor area with heat lamps on most of the tables, and blankets for your legs. Everything we ordered tasted great. Kids enjoyed it too :) They also said their wine has no markup, which is pretty unique.
  12. D

    Dame

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in the Bay Area
  13. M

    Misch

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was excellent as usual, however it was so cold for those of us sitting furthest from the heater (only 1 for our table of 6) it was the most unpleasant experience we have ever had at your restaurant. In the future I would suggest calling the person who made the reservation and tell them the situation. Had you done that for us we would have come another time and have only 100% good memories of Hero Ranch instead of this one freezing experience. The blankets serve little purpose. Mischel Postas
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    We had an outdoor dining assuming there would be heaters right by the tables. Unfortunately they have established so many tables without any heaters. And our welcoming hostess was not a very nice person in my opinion. I think they should also consider when choosing a right person for the front desk. She was acting like she was the owner of restaurant:) She was dressed up very vary casually and during she was talking to us her hands were always in her pockets.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on November 12, 2022Thank you for your review. My name is Sarah & I am the General Manager of the restaurant . I apologize for your experience - last night was quite difficult in terms of weather not being on our side. We try our best to accommodate w/ blankets in lieu of having no heaters (SCC Fire Marshall restricted) .I would also like to mention I am 8 months pregnant and was quite cold with hand warmers in my pocket. We look forward to your future visit when it is warmer out. Sarah Sotelo/GM

  15. SD

    StephD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!
  16. RS

    RosanneS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about hero ranch. Favorite place in the South Bay for food. Atmosphere and drinks and food all tell a wonderful story.
  17. JD

    JDC4444

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful food and good service. Wagyu, pork chop, salmon and scallops all amazing. The pumpkin soup could have been any squash but it was good. The persimmons in the salad were thinly sliced with the pomegranate seeds and pistachios adding crunch - yum!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it so awesome
  19. Y

    Yumm

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food, great service, no mark up on wines. Sat outside - heat lamps and blanket provided. It was an anniversary celebration, which they kindly acknowledged with a scrumptious dessert. We will go back, again and again! A special night.
  20. MJ

    MicahJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Menu and execution was superb. Service was absolutely stellar. Dining room is charming though it doesn't feel like it was meant for the volume they do on a busy night in terms of size. There is a reason this place is the best rated in the area and they seem very keen to keep it that way.
  21. c

    calievie

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first time I’ve eaten at this restaurant and I really like it. We will probably come back for Christmas to celebrate the end of the year.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & beverage, service and atmosphere. Providing blankets for outdoor dining was clever.
  23. HH

    HeidiH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant for the gourmet food & excellent service. Highly recommend!
  24. l

    lsusie

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a very delicious meal. From tuna tower, to salads and salmon for me I could not asked for a more flavorful meal.
  25. RZ

    RobinZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sitting inside the main dining room, it was very chilly inside. Most of the diners, including us, wore our outer coats to eat. Despite the cold temperatures outside, the outer door remained open, and there appeared that the heating system was either off or very low. There definitely needed to be more heat in the room. The food and service was excellent, however, the environment made it a less-than-pleasant dining experience. Unfortunately, we’ll avoid Hero Ranch in fall and winter months!
  26. H

    Hannah

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the lamb chops. This the first time I did not have halibut. I will next time. It was a wonderful dinner.
  27. LT

    LadyT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was equipped with blankets for the outdoor seating. The service and food were outstanding.
  28. JS

    JaimeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was amazing. Sat outside and they didn’t have heaters in our area, but they did offer blankets. Crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms were tasty as was the filet and scallops. Will definitely be back.
  29. HH

    HollyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second visit to Hero Ranch Kitchen. I preferred the first visit because we were able to dine indoors but I did get my reservation just the day before, so we took the only spot available. Both times the service and server were excellent! The food was super but a bit spendy. Smaller portions would be acceptable and would make it less expensive.
  30. D

    Dennis

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, and nice ambience..
  31. T

    Terry

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a top notch experience.
  32. CM

    CristinaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely going back to try more of their amazing food.
  33. F

    Fred

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks with exceptional service!
  34. BR

    BillR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the only problem was Saratoga no longer allowed them to use outside heating lamps - but the staff was very accommodating allowing us to move to covered seating and supplying blankets.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on October 27, 2022Hi Bill! Thank you for your review. The cabanas / street dining will be removed by the end of the year so in the meantime we recommend dressing warmer for outdoor dining! Thank you for joining us, we will see you again soon!

  35. s

    southbaydiner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here. We really enjoyed it. Sat outside. They don't have heaters, but they provided blankets, which was a nice touch. Server was new, but she did an excellent job. Food was very tasty. We went to celebrate a birthday, and they provided an ice cream and caramel popcorn dessert which was very good. Interesting and unique cocktails, no corkage fee. As others have mentioned, their wine prices are very reasonable. Prices were a bit high, but it's Saratoga, so within reason.
  36. DG

    DaveG

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Edit: we want to let readers know that Manager Sarah reached out to express sympathy about the experience we had below. She was very sincere and professional in wanting to us to know they valued us as customers and wanted us to continue to be their customers. Our party of 3 sat at a table inside and near a corner. Shortly after ordering drinks and an apitizer a group of eight dinners sat at a table across the room from us and at the time there was another empty table next ours. The party of eight had no respect for others in the room by being very noisy. We couldn't hear ourselves talking to each other, is was very annoying. We discussed moving but it seemed like other areas might be as noisy and outside was getting cooler although the restaurant provided blankets for those sitting outside. We thought the group of eight might quiet down after getting some food delivered but that did not quiet them down. Meanwhile another party of four was seated next to us. They also seemed annoyed with the table of eight. We finished dinner and quickly paid the check and as we were leaving the table next to us were moving to another area. We were celebrating my birthday and we all agreed that this was not the place for us in the future. Edit: Still, as they were so understanding in their outreach, we may try Hero Ranch again.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on October 26, 2022Hi Dave, Thank you for your review. It was great speaking to your wife - and we look forward to having you back! Please let me know when you would like to join us again as you have my cell phone and we will will certainly make sure your experience is better than the last! Sarah Sotelo /GM Sarah@theheroranchkitchen. c o m

  37. MW

    MydaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here for us; both times were excellent. Celebrated our anniversary with our 12-year-old twins. Food and cocktails were excellent and each dish came out piping hot. Our kids had the Angus truffle butter filet and the salmon, which they both loved. Our waiter was personable and wonderful with our kids. Looking forward to coming back again! Just a great place overall, whether you're celebrating something or just wanting some great food and atmosphere.
  38. RP

    RussellP

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I had the 7oz Wagyu filet. It was extremely salty and overpowered by truffle flavor, even though I asked for the truffle butter on the side, and I did not use it.!very disappointing for the high price of that entree. I ate very little of it.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on October 26, 2022Hi Russell! Thank you for your review. Were you able to let the server know you were dissatisfied with the product? The price of the entree is determined by the cost of the item & important to note we have seen a high rise in food cost since Covid began. What can we do to rectify your experience? Sarah Sotelo / GM Sarah@theheroranchkitchen.c o m

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service excellent, cocktails excellent. Food v good to excellent. ambience good. Value for money v good to excellent. Service by Jasmine was excellent!!!!! Great attitude and very attentive. Cocktails were on point. Food was v good but the ceviche could do with lesser salt. The corn and octopus dishes were excellent. Food Presentation was v good. Service overall was v good. Nice touch servicing sparkling wine for everyone who was waiting for long. Ambience under the canopy was okay since it’s getting cold but the heaters are not out. Overall great experience and will become part of our regular spots for nights out.

    The Hero Ranch KitchenResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for your review!

  40. JC

    JonC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Sat outside but no heaters! Service was slow for coffee and desert, but overall very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Hero Ranch Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (669) 267-3183.

The Hero Ranch Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for The Hero Ranch Kitchen

14583 Big Basin Way Ste 1A, Saratoga, CA 95070

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Big Basin Way/Highway 9

  • Neighborhood

    Saratoga

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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